The student Health Service, located in Baldwin House, provides medical and nursing care by qualified personnel including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses. Health Service hours are 8:00 am–8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 11:00 am–5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Daily clinics are maintained on weekdays from 9:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:00–4:00 pm, for nursing, medical, and gynecological care. Appointments can be scheduled during office hours by calling 845-437- 5800; for women’s health, call 845-437-5818. After clinic hours a nurse is present on site to see to urgent problems until 8:00 pm on weekdays and from 11:00 am–5:00 pm on weekends. Emergencies and urgent care walk-ins can be seen immediately when the Health Service is open. When the Health Service is closed, students may access the “Night Nurse Triage” line by calling 845-437-5800. A member of the medical staff is on-call outside of clinic hours.
In case of a medical emergency, call the Campus Response Center (CRC) at 845-437-7333 to dispatch either New York State certified EMTs or an ambulance.
In the medical clinics, routine primary care is offered with referral to local specialists or hospitals as needed. Health promotion and disease prevention are emphasized through a variety of programs. Gynecological services, including birth control counseling, are available for an additional fee. Similarly, medical lab testing is provided as are therapeutic medications. Some of these services and prescriptions may be provided to students at a minimal charge.
For more information, please visit http://healthservice.vassar.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.